We Others", and I enjoyed his latest as well. There seemed to be a lot of stories about things going wrong in small towns, but there was a really good one about a son going to visit his mother, whom he hadn't seen in a long time. They were all pretty good.
0 comments Posted by Bekki at 5:26 PM
The first two-thirds or so were good. I can see why her publisher wanted her to write a different book from Scout's point of view: the best parts are the childhood flashbacks. Her humor is dead on sharp and her Southern sarcasm is so thick as to smother you, which I enjoyed. But then the last third of the book became a lecture on race relations in the South, and when I finished the book I realized there was no story. No plot. Nothing happened. It just was. I really hope this doesn't destroy people's love of "To Kill a Mockingbird", and make them think less of Harper Lee as a writer. Clearly if she was in her full capacity this book wouldn't have seen the light of day. If you read it for what it is, a draft, unfinished, unpolished, then it's okay, but if you're expecting greatness, you'll be disappointed.